Faith

Posted on 08/02/17 by John Lindell in Prayer Meeting

In this message, Pastor John Lindell shares an encouraging sermon titled “Faith.” Join us as we study Romans 4:18-20, and learn how God moves in response to our faith. Our prayer is that this message would strengthen your walk with God as we reflect on what biblical faith looks like.

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Faith

Romans 4:18-21 MSG
When everything was hopeless, Abraham believed anyway, deciding to live not on the basis of what he saw he couldn’t do but on what God said he would do. And so he was made father of a multitude of peoples. God himself said to him, “You’re going to have a big family, Abraham!” Abraham didn’t focus on his own impotence and say, “It’s hopeless. This hundred-year-old body could never father a child.” Nor did he survey Sarah’s decades of infertility and give up. He didn’t tiptoe around God’s promise asking cautiously skeptical questions. He plunged into the promise and came up strong, ready for God, sure that God would make good on what he had said.

1st Faith sees what God sees

Romans 4:18a MSG
When everything was hopeless, Abraham believed anyway, deciding to live not on the basis of what he saw he couldn’t do . . .

Joshua 6:1 NIV
Now Jericho was tightly shut up because of the Israelites. No one went out and no one came in.

Joshua 6:2 NIV
Then the Lord said to Joshua, “See, I have delivered Jericho into your hands, along with its king and its fighting men.

2nd Faith understands God’s ability is greater than our ability

Romans 4:18a MSG
When everything was hopeless, Abraham believed anyway, deciding to live not on the basis of what he saw he couldn’t do but on what God said he would do.

Romans 4:19 MSG
Abraham didn’t focus on his own impotence and say, “It’s hopeless. This hundred-year-old body could never father a child.” Nor did he survey Sarah’s decades of infertility and give up.

3rd Faith believes God’s Word without demanding proof

Romans 4:18 MSG
When everything was hopeless, Abraham believed anyway, deciding to live not on the basis of what he saw he couldn’t do but on what God said he would do. And so he was made father of a multitude of peoples. God himself said to him, “You’re going to have a big family, Abraham!”

Romans 4:18 MSG
When everything was hopeless, Abraham believed anyway, deciding to live not on the basis of what he saw he couldn’t do but on what God said he would do. And so he was made father of a multitude of peoples. God himself said to him, “You’re going to have a big family, Abraham!